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SCALE-DEPENDENT VARIATION IN MOLECULAR AND ECOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF INFECTION FOR ENDOHELMINTHS FROM CENTRARCHID FISHES

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Few studies exist addressing the intraspecific molecular variability of helminths in a widely distributed freshwater fish host. Equally rare are studies considering both large- and small-scale patterns of infection of helminth communities in a widely distributed aquatic host(s). Vanishingly few studies exist making large-scale population-level comparisons of numerous helminth species occurring in multiple host species. Typically, such studies are meta-analyses, which incorporate data from numerous independent studies, thereby introducing issues of sampling (or sampler) bias, inconsistent reporting of information, etc. The purpose of the current work was to attempt to fill some of these voids in the parasitological/ecological literature, with a single, concise series of studies using the internal helminths of a commonly encountered group of freshwater fishes (Centrarchidae) across the United States (US).
subject
community
endohelminths
freshwater fish
molecular
survey
United States
contributor
Luth, Kyle E. (author)
Esch, Gerald W. (committee chair)
Zeyl, Clifford W. (committee member)
Johnson, Erik C. (committee member)
Eure, Herman E. (committee member)
Anderson, T. Michael (committee member)
Sukhdeo, Michael V.K. (committee member)
date
2016-05-21T08:35:54Z (accessioned)
2016-05-21T08:35:54Z (available)
2016 (issued)
degree
Biology (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/59332 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
SCALE-DEPENDENT VARIATION IN MOLECULAR AND ECOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF INFECTION FOR ENDOHELMINTHS FROM CENTRARCHID FISHES
type
Dissertation

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